About Us

The Global Leadership Project (GLP) provides data on government leaders throughout the world - including legislators, members of the executive branch, members of the judiciary, and other decisionmakers whose power may be formal or informal. The database currently covers 160 countries and will eventually include virtually every sizeable country in the world.

The data will be available for download.

For more details, please consult our project document.

Project Directors

John Gerring, Professor

Department of Political Science, Boston University jgerring@bu.edu http://people.bu.edu/jgerring

Kevin Morrison, Assistant Professor

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh morrison@gspia.pitt.edu http://www.pitt.edu/~kmm229/

Erzen Oncel, PhD Candidate

Department of Political Science, Boston University glperzen@gmail.com

Philip Keefer, Lead Economist

Development Research Group, The World Bank http://econ.worldbank.org/staff/pkeefer

Please direct all correspondence to Erzen Oncel.

Principal Financial Support

  • The Clinton Global Initiative at Boston University (principal funder: Kirk Radke)
  • Development Research Group, World Bank

Additional Financial Support

  • The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University
  • Cornell University